When language fails
Roja Chamankar | Singapore Writers Festival
We all use language to convey our thoughts and feelings. But sometimes linguistic and cultural barriers present challenges, and language falls short.
How do writers navigate the inadequacy of language?
Born in Borazjan in Southern Iran, Roja Chamankar is a poetfilmmaker currently residing in the US. She has published poetry, books for children, and translated poems by Henri Meschonic from French into Persian. Her works have been translated into several languages and she has won several awards for her poetry.
The annual Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) returns from 1st to 10th November with the theme “A Language of Our Own”. This year’s festival seeks to explore the role of language in the formation of identities and communities through panel discussions, workshops, performances, films and talks featuring writers and speakers.
Festival Pass: $25